Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are famous for their family friendly entertainment! In addition to their wonderful collection of music shows and dinner theaters, the Smokies are also home to some of the very best magic acts in the Southeast. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to three incredible magic shows in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
1. Terry Evanswood & The Wonders of Magic
Few magicians can boast a more impressive resume than Terry Evanswood. A child prodigy who started performing at age 10, Evanswood received a scholarship to attend the Chavez College of Magic. When he was 21 years old, Terry became the youngest magician in history to perform at the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood. The International Magicians Society has bestowed upon Evanswood their highest honor, the Merlin Award (the magical equivalent of an Oscar).
Terry has performed all around the world and he currently headlines The Wonders of Magic show at WonderWorks. When you see Terry’s signature show, you will be amazed by his jaw-dropping illusions, mind boggling card tricks, and flawless slight of hand tricks. The Wonders of Magic includes a lot of audience participation, so your kids might just become part of the show! Be sure to stick around the lobby after the performance so you can get a photo with Terry or an autograph. You definitely don’t want to miss the WonderWorks magic show!
Pigeon Forge is home to not one, but two Merlin-award winning magicians! Darren Romeo was recognized by the International Magicians Society with their most prestigious award for his nightly show at The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Before launching his own show, Romeo was mentored by the famous magic duo Siegfried & Roy. In addition to being an accomplished magician, Romeo is a talented singer who starred in an Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks in 1995.
In his Pigeon Forge show, Magic Beyond Belief, Darren Romeo combines music with magic to create a one-of-a-kind performance unlike anything else in the area. Much like his heroes Siegfried & Roy, Romeo also performs with a beautiful white tiger. It’s easy to see why Magic Beyond Belief is one of the most popular magic shows in Pigeon Forge!
3. Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mindreading, and Mayhem
The funniest magic show in the Smokies is definitely Impossibilities: An Evening of Magic, Mindreading, and Mayhem. This fast-paced show at the Gatlinburg Space Needle’s Iris Theater stars Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Erik Dobell. Collins and Dobell have performed everywhere from Las Vegas to South Korea and have been featured on a number of popular TV shows, including America’s Got Talent.
In the Impossibilities show, Collins and Dobell wow audiences with head-scratching tricks that will keep you guessing weeks after your vacation. Filled with hilarious banter and plenty of audience participation, this show is a can’t-miss attraction for any family getaway in Gatlinburg.
When you stay with Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals, you will be near all of these amazing magic shows in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your escape. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!